Briton

3430
Nominal Guns38BWAS-1793
NationalityUnited Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland
OperatorRoyal Navy
Ordered28.9.1808BWAS-1793
Keel Laid Down2.1810BWAS-1793
Launched11.4.1812BWAS-1793
How acquiredPurpose builtBWAS-1793
ShipyardChatham Dockyard - Chatham BWAS-1793
Ship ClassLeda ClassBWAS-1793
Designed bySir John Henslow (1730-1815)BWAS-1793
CategoryFifth RateBWAS-1793
Ship TypeFrigate BWAS-1793
Sailing RigShip RiggedBWAS-1793
Broken Up9.1860BWAS-1793

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1793
Length of Gundeck149' 11"Imperial Feet45.4152 
Length of Keel125' 3 ¾"Imperial Feet38.1191 
Breadth40' 3"Imperial Feet12.192 
Depth in Hold12' 8 ½"Imperial Feet3.6703 
Draught Forward11' 0"Imperial Feet3.3528 
Draught Aft14' 10"Imperial Feet4.2672 
Burthen1,079 8194Tons BM 

Armament


11.4.1812Broadside Weight = 425 Imperial Pound ( 192.7375 kg)BWAS-1793
Upper Gun Deck28 British 18-Pounder
Quarterdeck6 British 32-Pound Carronade
Quarterdeck8 British 9-Pounder
Forecastle2 British 32-Pound Carronade
Forecastle2 British 9-Pounder

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
1794284Design Complement

5 Commanding Officers


DatesRankNameSource
4.1812 - 5.1812CaptainHenry Whitby (d.1812)BWAS-17936.1812 - 8.1815CaptainSir Thomas Staines (1776-1830)BWAS-179311.1822 - 1826CaptainMurray MaxwellBWAS-17933.1827 - 1828CaptainWilliam GordonBWAS-17934.1830 - 1.1833Captain John Duff Markland (1780-1848)BWAS-1793

5 Commissioned Officers


DatesRankNameSource
15.4.1812 - 14.1.1814First LieutenantHenry Fage BelsonNBD18492.12.1822 - 28.8.1823LieutenantSir Robert Lambert Baynes (1796-1869)NBD184923.10.1823 - 9.1826LieutenantCharles Blatchley (1796-?)NBD18491830 - 1831Captain John Duff Markland (1780-1848)SNForum22.4.1830 - 9.6.1831LieutenantHenry John Codrington (1808-1877)W033

3 Petty Officers


DatesRatingNameSource
6.1812 - 1813MidshipmanFrancis Rawdon Moira Crozier (1796-1848)NBD18496.1812 - 8.1815MidshipmanJames BroomanNBD184921.12.1822 - 8.1826MidshipmanJames CampbellNBD1849

Service History


DateEventSource
2.1810Began First cost, including fitting at Chatham Dockyard - Chatham BWAS-1793
22.6.1812Completed First cost, including fitting at Chatham Dockyard - Chatham at a cost of £34758.0.0dBWAS-1793
15.12.1812Took the Privateer Le Sans Souci (14)
9.9.1813Took the Privateer La Melance (2) off Bordeaux
31.12.1813Sailed for the East IndiesBWAS-1793
3.7.1814Took the Privateer Joel Barlow (2)
9.1814Located the Bounty mutineers on Pitcairn islandBWAS-1793
8.1815Paid offBWAS-1793
8.1816Began small repair at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth BWAS-1793
3.1817Completed small repair at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth at a cost of £16736.0.0dBWAS-1793
11.1822Recommissioned for South AmericaBWAS-1793
12.1822Began fitting at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth BWAS-1793
4.1823Completed fitting at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth at a cost of £11775.0.0dBWAS-1793
9.1826Began fitting at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth BWAS-1793
3.1827Recommissioned for Home watersBWAS-1793
5.1827Completed fitting at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth at a cost of £12260.0.0dBWAS-1793
1.1833Laid up at PortsmouthBWAS-1793
1841Refitted as a Other Vessels Prison Ship
2.1860Target ship at PortsmouthBWAS-1793
18.9.1860Breaking up completed at PortsmouthBWAS-1793


Sources


IDDescriptionAuthorType
BWAS-1793British Warships in the Age of Sail 1793 - 1817Rif WinfieldBook
NBD1849A Naval Biographical Dictionary 1849O'BrienDigital Book
SNForumSailing Navies (Forum) Web Site
W033Vaisseaux de Ligne Francais de 1682 a 1767Ronald DeschenesWeb Site
 

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